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Big Polar Bear
Dawn Joy Ritchie

Churchill Manitoba is the Polar Bear Capital of the World. It’s the gateway to the largest and most accessible polar bear population on the planet. To see a polar bear in the wild is a thrilling experience you will never forget.

Of the 19 polar bear populations in the world, 13 of them are in Canada and Churchill Manitoba offers the best place to see them. Every fall, hundreds of bears gather there waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze before they head out onto the ice to hunt for seals.

To the Inuit, the polar bear is Nanuq, an animal worthy of great respect. They are enormously strong, full of courage and thrive in our great Canadian north. To dream about a Polar Bear is considered a good omen of strength and positive power. 

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